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2011-03-31 07:20:00

A new paper suggests that potentially habitable planets orbiting white dwarfs could be much easier to find – if they exist – than other exoplanets located so far.

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2010-09-30 07:25:00

Researchers have discovered a new, roughly Earth-sized planet that they believe could sustain life.

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2010-08-23 14:55:00

Tight double-star systems might not be the best places for life to spring up, according to a new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

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2010-08-23 10:15:00

The alien life forms that we are searching for might not be "life forms" after all--they could well be sentient machines.

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2010-05-24 13:12:58

Weird orbits of neighbors can make 'habitable' planets not so habitable.

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2010-04-13 08:01:30

An international team of astronomers have discovered compelling evidence that rocky planets are commonplace in our Galaxy.

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2009-12-17 15:15:00

With NASA's Kepler mission showing the potential to detect Earth-sized objects, habitable moons may soon become science fact.

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2009-06-10 13:10:00

As astronomers gaze toward nearby planetary systems in search of life, they are focusing their attention on each system's habitable zone, where heat radiated from the star is just right to keep a planet's water in liquid form.

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2009-05-26 06:45:00

Since the early 1990s astronomers have discovered more than 300 planets orbiting stars other than our sun, nearly all of them gas giants like Jupiter.

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2008-12-15 09:15:00

Scientists are expanding the search for extraterrestrial life -- and they've set their sights on some very unearthly planets.


Latest Planetary habitability Reference Libraries

Planetary Astronomy
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: Artistic concept of a planetary system. Credit: Wikipedia/NASA/JPL-Caltech The term Astronomy encompasses a broad range of topics, including the study of stars, galaxies, and planets. In order to focus on the different areas of study, many subfields of astronomy emerge. One such area is the study of planets known, appropriately, as Planetary Astronomy. Observational Planetary Astronomy Even within the field of Planetary Astronomy, there are several divisions to...

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